Where To Eat In Baltimore: Cardinal Tavern

Where To Eat In Baltimore Cardinal Tavern

Now that summer and warmer weather are finally starting to arrive in Baltimore, it’s that time of year when we adventure into the city after work and find some new places to eat in Baltimore. There is just something about sunshine and beautiful weather that intrigues me to stay in the city for dinner and enjoy the surroundings. Spring and summer are the perfect times to experience what Baltimore has to offer, especially restaurant wise.

Where To Eat In Baltimore Cardinal Tavern

A few weeks ago, on a perfect warm evening, I joined Megan from Soup of the Day to have dinner at the Cardinal Tavern. There was an outdoor dining area, but we opted for inside right by a window instead, which I think was the perfect choice. I love the style of the Cardinal Tavern, this was the first thing I noticed. Everything looked rustic but also modern, the bar itself was made of all wood and it really gave an authentic tavern vibe.

Once we were seated, we started with the cranberry, walnut brussel sprouts, which were incredible! The serving size was quite large and the two of us were only able to finish half.

Where To Eat In Baltimore Cardinal Tavern

For dinner I got the Seafood Jambalaya because I am still on a creole kick from our trip to New Orleans. The waiter also recommended it, and I can see why! This portion was also large enough to have some for lunch the next day! Megan got the Fried Chicken Sandwich with smashed potatoes that made my mouth water.

Where To Eat In Baltimore Cardinal Tavern

Between dinner and dessert, Chef Steven came down to chat with us about the restaurant, the food scene in Baltimore, and other happenings around the area. He was so kind and incredibly passionate about bringing the food culture to Baltimore and showing the world that we are a forced to be reckoned with.

Where To Eat In Baltimore Cardinal Tavern

For dessert he sent us friend watermelon with a honey glaze and it was AWESOME! This is a new addition to their spring/summer menu that is now launching, and I recommend it on a perfect warm afternoon.

We had such a nice time at the cardinal Tavern and I can’t wait to get back! What is your favorite place to eat in Baltimore?

*we received a complimentary meal in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    It’s official. I’m coming to Maryland and you are taking me to all these fabulous places.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      YES!!! Please do, we would have so much fun!

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I love being outdoors this time of the year, we always visit the restaurants in our city that have outdoor dining because it’s so relaxing and awesome. Free meal? SCORE! Also, love when a Chef takes time to come chat with you…it’s so appreciated and they always have cool information to offer.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Me too!! The weather has really been throwing off the outdoor dining though and I am not happy! It was so nice for him to chat with us and really get into why he loves what he is doing.

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    Wow that place looks so good!! I have never in my life heard of fried watermelon but it definitely sounds like the most amazing thing ever..

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was such an amazing meal and the watermelon was perfect. I couldn’t believe how much I loved it, now I need to attempt it myself!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    That sounds like such a fun place to visit, and I love the decor too! I don’t think that you can beat brussel sprouts, and that friend watermelon sounds really good too!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      We had such a great dinner. The brussel sprouts were the best I have ever had!

  • Megan

    Love your recap! Anddddd I want those brussels immediately. Can we go back soon to taste the summer menu?

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you for having me :) YES!!! I absolutely want to try their new menu

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I am DROOLING! Take me there PLEASE!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      We should totally go- it was delicious!!

  • http://ellesees.net ElleSees.net

    i have family in baltimore, so this is a great mention of a new place to eat the next time i visit. thanks!!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was delicious! It’s a bit further from the hustle and bustle of the city, so it was a great place to just chill out and have an awesome meal.

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